Listening to the Muse
Ignore the mirror in the corridor;
your fingertips tracing the outline of your face
will tell you more than any silvered glass.
If you yearn for an omen,
look to the sheep in the fold
or the loose thread in the hem of your skirt—
either can strengthen your resolve
to gouge out the opal of envy lodged in your heart
and embrace the raw, enduring verve
that comes from pursuing the lover’s art.
Listen to your muse!
Thrust deceit away and do your part!
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher